4.7 out of 5

"I couldn't fault anything with this place, gorgeous apartments with little home from home comforts... Loaf of bread in the bread bin, 2 pints of milk ... " More

By Drambuiequeen on Tue 23 Feb 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the sightseeing around The Knight Residence by Mansley. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Royal Lyceum Theatre. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus dry cleaning service and concierge services. This 5-star apartment has 33 apartments over 6 floors. Each apartment offers free WiFi and a kitchen.

  • Each apartment offers a kitchen, a washer/dryer and a separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests like the accommodation for the comfy beds, spaciousness and overall comfort
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Royal Lyceum Theatre and 5 minutes on foot from Grassmarket

City Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£132 per night

City Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Comfort Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City Studio, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Knight Residence by Mansley ratings based on 18 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Knight Residence by Mansley

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Family (6) Other (1) Friends (2)
5 out of 5
We loved the warm welcome from the staff and nothing presented a problem if we had a request. Particular thanks to the young woman at the Edinburgh Residence by the name of 'Asya' who was charming and extremely helpful. My only complaint was that we missed the service of the rooms because we left the flat at 10.30am, so there was no refill of tea, coffee or toiletries, but this was a small thing.

Posted by on 26 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr 2019 by Magdalena

Thank you for such great feedback. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

Wow.... fabulous accommodation!

I couldn't fault anything with this place, gorgeous apartments with little home from home comforts... Loaf of bread in the bread bin, 2 pints of milk and butter portions in the fridge, not forgetting the mini cereal boxes, mini jams and tea/coffee! My daughter who is 9 was delighted with the free Knight Knight teddy! I was delighted with the whole package! Fast wifi, secure parking, central location, great kitchen and even a washing machine if you feel the need to wash before you return home (I didn't...) overall a five star service. I couldn't recommend enough. Thank you so much.

Posted by on 23 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

They thought of everything

Well equipped. Great to have breakfast pack provided. At least I did not have to bring many of the things I normally have to bring on holidays. Staff very friendly. Short walk to city centre and the shops. Loved Camera Obscura and also also spent a while at Edinburgh Castle

Posted by on 6 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

family getaway

fantastic location, near the castle, grassmarket, supermarket round the corner.

Posted by on 6 Aug 2013

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5 out of 5

Family Fun

With a family of 5 we often have to rent two rooms on our holidays. This was a clean and comfortable apartment for all with a gated parking lot. We were greeted by Chris, who was so polite, friendly and helpful. They thought of everything really. From a lightly stocked kitchen (at no charge), with dishwasher and washer/dryer (in apartment) to umbrellas at the doors. They are environmentally friendly, beyond the usual not changing sheets and towels, providing excellent toiletries and quailty paper products. It is centrally located and we walked to the castle, Princes St, the Writer's museum, the Grass Market, countless tours, etc. Our children are ages 17, 13 and 4 each had a teddy bear on their pillows and our 4 year old was provided crayons and activity books. We all had a fantastic time. One thing to note is if you are traveling with children under 18, most local pubs/restaurants don't allow them past 8pm.

Posted by on 28 May 2013

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5 out of 5

Great birthday getaway

Staff extremely helpful, close to shops, comfortable stay, needed nothing more

Posted by on 28 Feb 2013

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2 out of 5


The hotel was ok, staff were helpful. The room could have been a lot cleaner, the glass lamp shade was coated in dust and the maid didn't Hoover the carpet where I had dropped a packet of crisps. The location was poor although described central. There were THREE strip bars at the end of the street which we had to walk pass every time we left the appartment and every time we did were jaunted at by the men outside. They made rude and sexists remarks to my friend and myself which left us very upset and scared to leave the appartment at night. I am only glad that I didn't take my children to this appartment to be exposed to this. We were not made aware of this on booking and feel we should have been. It felt like we were staying in the red light district! This has been my only holiday this year and i have been saving up for a long time to go and I am very disappointed. Your comments would be appreciated. Regards

Posted by on 14 Nov 2012

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5 out of 5

Tilava huoneisto Edinbourghin vanhassa kaupungissa

Pros: Viidelle hengelle oli kaksi kahden hengen makuuhuonetta + vuodesohva olohuoneessa, keittiö ja kaksi kylpyhuonetta.
Loistava sijainti (emme tarvinneet pe-ma -välisenä aikana bussilippuja kuin lentokentältä keskustaan ja takaisin)! Todella ystävällinen henkilökunta. Pidimme runsaasta aamiaispaketista, joka odotti huoneistossa.

Posted by on 18 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Apr 2018 by Kevin Drummond - General Manager

Kiitos, että annoit meille niin suurta palautetta! Toivottavasti nähdään pian uudelleen

5 out of 5

Großzügiges Appartment, zentral gelegen

Die Apartments sind modern und bestens ausgestattet. Die Lage ist sehr zentral (ca. 10 Min. zur Royal Mile/Castle, 5 Min. Grassmarket). Das Personal ist superfreundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir würden jederzeit wieder dort logieren.

Posted by , from Schweiz on 9 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5
La chambre était fonctionnelle, beaucoup de chose à visiter à Edimbourg

Posted by on 15 May 2017

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About the The Knight Residence by Mansley

Location 12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9DJ

Property Features

As a guest of The Knight Residence by Mansley, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, concierge services, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. The luxury The Knight Residence by Mansley also features dry cleaning/laundry services and a lift. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Edinburgh apartment is smoke free.

  • 33 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12.2 km / 7.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Knight Residence by Mansley offers 33 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and DVD players. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Accommodation at this 5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Edinburgh apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Knight Residence Apartment Edinburgh
  • Knight Residence Apartment
  • Knight Residence Edinburgh
  • Knight Residence Mansley Apartment Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Knight Residence
  • The Knight Residence Hotel Edinburgh
  • Knight Residence Mansley Apartment
  • Knight Residence Mansley Edinburgh
  • Knight Residence Mansley
  • The Knight Residence By Mansley Edinburgh Scotland

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.